"The lyrics deal with depression, sex – Dirty & Rude a T-Rex riffed effort, boredom and personal politics. There is certainly a blues guitar vein holding the songs together and this is very evident on the dual male/female vocals of Do you love me? This track would not sound out of place on a John Spencer Blues Explosion album and, on this evidence; Mr. Vine is a very accomplished songwriter - SLAVE LOVE Review"

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Tales from the Engine Room No.11

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Tales from the Engine Room No.11

Tales from the Engine Room No.11: Time Passes, Life Happened and the New Album…Greetings. Well I know from just checking when my last blog post that it was 2 years ago! It’s also 4 years since my last album, the planned time period between albums is always 2 years as I have found it’s a realistic time frame when you are doing 90% of the recording, work, production, artwork, promotion etc. But without my musical cohorts providing guitar, drums, violin and backing vocals it would never fully realise my expectations and vision...

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‘Slave Love’ Punk Online Review

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in Press | 1 comment

‘Slave Love’ Punk Online Review

POSITIVE ‘SLAVE LOVE’ REVIEW FROM STUMPY at PUNK ONLINE: “As we have mentioned before here at punkonline.co.uk, we see the genre of punk as a ‘broad church’ and the latest album from Ruben Vine is certainly a long way away from the three-chord punk/Oi/Ska/grindcore that makes up the majority of our reviews.Ruben Vine plays the majority his instruments and records in his Brighton based studio. Slave Love reminds me of the solo albums of Zounds Steve Lake and Danbert Nobacon of Chumbawamba. The album is very well produced...

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If You Dwell in the Darkness of Depression…

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

If You Dwell in the Darkness of Depression…

Seems rather poignant to post this considering some of the ignorant comments I have seen and been witness to regarding suicide as a selfish act after Robin William’s tragic death. Rest well brother of darkness and embracer of the light, I presume you could not find your way...

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